Urban Cross volunteers paint an East Sider’s house on a sunny afternoon. Urban Cross is a youth mission camp that was started by Mounds Park United Methodist Church five years ago. Volunteers through the camp have spend a week doing volunteer work to fix up East Siders’ homes. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Five years ago, Erick Buck, youth leader at Mounds Park United Methodist Church, came across a brilliantly simple idea: rather than spend loads sending the church’s youth on cross-country mission trips, why not put them to work in their own neighb
City Academy kids remove some old window trim from a serious fixer-upper owned by Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services. The school’s Youth Build program, which has been going strong since 1993, got a bump up in funding via federal grants. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Added grant means more ‘hands-on’ for alternative high school students
It was not your typical last day of school -- on a hot and sunny Friday, May 30, four teenage boys wore safety glasses, masks, and threw debris out a second story window into a dumpster.
Teen boys took to the courts on opening day of the long-awaited Arlington Hills Community Center. The 41,000 square foot facility celebrated a grand opening on Thursday, May 22. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
East Siders turned out in numbers on Thursday, May 22, to check out the brand new Arlington Hills Community Center, a long-awaited multi-purpose space officials are hoping will serve as a backbone for the community.
The people behind the East Side Freedom Library may have a lease on the old Arlington Hills library building, but they’ve got their work cut out for them. They need to find funds to replace the roof by the end of the year. (file photo)
Well, they may have the building, but there’s a lot of work to be done yet.
Metro State University will break ground this summer on its new science building, thanks to state bonding funds. A rendering of Metro State University’s new science building shows how it will connect to the rest of the campus via skyway over East Sixth Street. (submitted graphic)
Will mean a busy summer of construction on East Side campus
Well, the funding’s lined up, and the contractor’s picked -- Metro State University will begin work this summer on a new science education building.
Construction is slotted to start in August, and will go through winter 2015.
Organizers seek public input for name
With a station manager lined up and some funds in order, the East Side’s own community radio station, 104.7 FM, is gaining some solid ground.
Kathy Harris, an East Side radio veteran, has been hired as the station manager, and the station is closing in on a location.